Lady Jaguars tennis team earns NCAA academic award

The Southern University Women’s Tennis Team has done it again.


They recently received the 2011-2012 NCAA Public Recognition Award for high achievement in the latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate. It is the second consecutive year that the Lady Jags received the honor by the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program (APP).


Earlier this month NCAA President Mark Emmert, in a letter to the team, congratulated the women for earning the award from the AAP. The AAP honors teams that have posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all NCAA Division I tennis programs.


"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate your institution's recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award," Emmert wrote in a letter to all teams earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards. "Thank you for your leadership and support of the academic reform efforts. These teams represent intercollegiate athletics at its best."


Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). The announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports.

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